Smith Creek Dispersed Camping

Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests & Thunder Basin National Grassland

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FR-900 Meeker, CO 81641 970-638-4516 Official Website

GPS: 40.035, -107.1099

Location submitted by: RT

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Overview of Smith Creek Dispersed Camping

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads. Learn more: Boondocking 101

Pad Type dirt

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 10,072 ft / 3,069 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Site Quality
72 reviews
“Manage your expectations, and you'll enjoy it”

Reviewed 7/29/2021

Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 4
RV Length: 20' (Travel Trailer)
Overall Rating

Campsite is near Horseshoe and Cold Springs Campgrounds. Those were both full when we were there and this is a very popular, heavily trafficked area. It's near the end of a dead end road, nine miles one way on a gravel road and we couldn't believe how much traffic there was. Trailheads for several hikes, including overnights plus fishing. Sites have picnic tables and fire pits, but no toilet or water. Pay station (and water) are at Horseshoe. Horseshoe and Cold Springs are $10/night, these other sites outside the campgrounds are $5/night. Wild flowers were in full bloom during our stay, plus marmots, snowshoe hares, chipmunks entertained us. No cell service, which is nice once in awhile if you're prepared. Pack lots of tolerance if you're there during season!

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RT would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pets
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